Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters.
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Monday’s Hammond Village Board meeting revolved around funding for the Davis Street project.
Anthony Hood, 33, Prescott was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Wednesday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley for interstate transportation of securities obtained by fraud. Hood was...
A Beldenville man was charged Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court with vehicular homicide and reckless driving causing bodily harm. George D. Budd, 54, N7652 650th St., is scheduled to make his first court appearance 10:45 a.m., Oct. 23. Both charges are felonies. The charges stem from a March 17 accident in which Budd is accused of causing the death of Julie Nelson, 47, Hammond. Budd was driving and attempting to turn into his driveway around 8:10 p.m.
Jessie Dando started last month as the new victim/witness coordinator for Pierce County. She comes from Washington County (Minn.), where she spent nearly six years working in their victim/witness office. "I was so comfortable where I was at and knew how it worked," she said. "But, I knew I wanted a challenge and put some thought into it." The Sauk Rapids, Minn., native graduated from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University with a degree in social work in 2002. During her collegiate years, she found her calling. "I found my niche working with victims of crime," she said.
Vernon Ellefson likes to stay busy. "I don't like sitting around inside the home," said Ellefson, a retired teacher from the Ellsworth School District. "The hunting seasons are done and I want to stay active and get some fresh air." The 69-year-old's favorite winter activity is ice fishing, something he's done for 60 years. The Illinois native was introduced to ice fishing at age nine by an uncle. He learned how to summer fish even earlier as a grandfather took him cat fishing when he was five-years-old.